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japan condemns the killing of journalist kenji goto jogo. i.s.i.l. sends a video that is highly likely to be authentic. hentic. . >> hello, this is al jazeera live from doha. also ahead - free aj staff. it's 400 days since three of our journalists were gaoled in egypt. al jazeera demands their release. i.s.i.l. has been defeated. forcing them out opened up old wounds. >> in the northern indian states
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i'll look at why a festival produced many of india's well-known products. been we begin with breaking news out of nigeria. the army and paramilitary groups expel an attack by boko haram fighters. it happened in maiduguri, the capital in borneo state. the military sent in reinforcement. we go to ahmed idris. what is the latest? >> fighting is ongoing. what we are hearing now is the military is sending in aircraft to see where the attackers are and launch an assault. the fighting happened around
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2 o'clock nigeria time. they came in from south of maiduguri. a lot of people fled the area on the outside of maiduguri. and those from the other side from other sides are coming into the city thinking it is a safer ground. the military is deployed to the north of the city. why they suspect boko haram may launch an attack. >> this is a day after the african union movement... >> yes, it's coming after multi national forces are gaining ground on boko haram. from several towns close. and they are, according to reports, although this is unconfirmed from the military authorities, they are making inroads into the state from the
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boarder with cameroon. >> this is also not the first time boko haram has been trying to take control of maiduguri. for several days they seized towns, and the neighbours are trying to reclaim the territory. japan's government says it's lily likely a video showing the killing of kenji goto jogo by i.s.i.l. is authentic. the prime minister condemned the heading describing it has a heinous act of terrorism. a jordanian pilot was captive and they threatened to kill him. >> kenji goto jogo died in what haspm a familiar grotesque
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ritual. there was this reaction. >> translation: we are deeply saddened by this horrendous act of terrorism, and denounce it in the strongest term. we will never, never forgive you for the act. and we are going to cordiate request with the international community. japan will never defeat terrorism. >> reporter: this is a video recorded by kenji goto jogo before crossing from syria. >> he hopes to make the world
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helpfully with your support. >> here they had hope to see their pilot moaz al-kasasbeh alive again. they wanted evidence he was alive. the response was to kill kenji goto jogo. this was the suicide bomber at the center of the deal. sajida al-rishawi was offered up by jordan. jordanian journalist interviewed her through her lawyer and said she was in self imposed confinement confinement described as an illiterate woman.
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>> translation: if she was important, they would have asked for her before now. why would they ask for her release. >> what the death of kenji goto jogo means to the process is unclear. wayne simmonds. >> the jordanian government issued a statement condemning the killing saying that jordan made all efforts to save his life. we have been continuously communicating with the japanese and are making efforts to find evidence that the jordanian pilot is safe and ensure his release to jordan. >> hillary is a former diplomat and said the killing showed i.s.i.l. is trying to punish members of the international community. >> they are instrumental in the taking and killing of hostages to make powerful political points. particularly with this hostage from jap yn was to hammer home
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to all allies in the coalition that if you come to the middle east and make a public commitment of $200 million or something like that to join the coalition, to combat the plate. there'll be action. this is a strategy that the islamic state used since its rise and it does so effectively. it has taken over a huge swath of tert industry not just in iraq but garnered the allegiance of groups to sinai and pockets of afghanistan. the strategy is effective. i would be shocked if they didn't continue to do what they are doing, as horrific as it is. >> it is now 400 days since al jazeera colleagues have been imprisoned. they have been accused of colluding with the muslim
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brotherhood. peter greste wrote a letter from prison saying: one of the world's leading right lawyers says the leaders have failed to put enough pressure on to free the journalists. >> for 400 days children have been reduced to prison visits to stay in touch with a husband and father. this boy has only seen his father in gaol. his mother was pregnant when his father was arrested. the injustice has grown and
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grown. >> i feel the bitterness. we and our children have been overwhelmed by a sense of insecurity throughout. happiness has gone. keep praying for the freedom of my husband. >> the last few weeks saw hopes rise and fall for al jazeera journalists. they heaped a hearing would set them free. it decided on a retrial. no date set. >> peter greste is trying to get deported but it has not happened yet. for who is egyptian no such opportunity exists. for the time being, the focus is on paris. the question is being raised - why aren't western leaders exercising pressure on the egyptian governments over the innocent journalists.
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>> all the leaders who marched for free speech in paris were hypocritical. they are not putting pressure op. and the success of the egyptian tactic of locking up these journalists with judges who do whatever the government wants, and are keeping them in gaol is likely to be followed by other regimes. >> this journalist would agree with the sentiment. he was locked up in ethiopia for trying to report on an internal group hostile to the government. free speech he believes should exist and rights defended. >> if you look at egypt. this is possible. there's no political, financial, diplomatic.
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you still get a huge respect, from the international community, and are doing exactly the same thing. it's evidence sent to journalists as terrorists. most people would agree, and agree that 400 days in gaol for doing nothing wrong would continue to be challenged. the question is whether the leaders of the free world said everything they want to now to iraq where shia militias are accused of preventing sunnis from returning to their home. once areas are cleared of i.s.i.l. fighters. the forcing out opened up old religious and ethnic wounds. zeina khodr reports now. >> reporter: in 2005 this man was forced out of his town by al qaeda, he is back now in
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jalawla. he is an iraqi kurd taking part in the battle for the islamic state of iraq and levant, a former al qaeda-aligned group. i.s.i.l. fighters may have been defeated the sunni population is no longer here. some blame the i.s.i.l. takeover for blaming that. >> they helped to give mem water, food. they have taken inside houses. they are going upwards into the peshmerga house. >> they couldn't believe this land is theirs they are not the only force on the ground. they are cooperating with the popular force. they have been accused of operating outside the law and changing the demack raffy in
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many areas. >> we met areas in the down. they refused to appear on camera they allow people to return in the fighting alongside i.s.i.l. the kurds deny that they are punishing sunnis. the commander says they are cleared from home-made improvised devices. the diyala province was a stronghold for years. and many were supporters. 95%, and other groups were not targetting their families. >> unit iting the communities, the war against i.s.i.l. is
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opening old wounds creating future conflicts. jalala's reality is an example of a need for reconciliation. still to come on al jazeera - we are in hong kong where pro-democracy protesters are back on the streets. plus... >> i'm daniel schweimler in the valley of the moon, home to these guys. how did they get here? we are here to find out.
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al jazeera - the nigeria army is battling suspected boko haram after they launched an attack on maiduguri. they have sent in reinforcements into the former capital. >> japan says is highly likely that a video showing the killing of kenji goto jogo by i.s.i.l. is authentic. prime minister shinzo abe condemned the beheading, calling it a heinous act of terrorism. al jazeera is demanding the release of our colleagues peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed. they jiftened in egypt -- imprisoned in egypt for 400 days falsely accused of colluding with outlawed group muslim brotherhood. al jazeera sat with peter's parents and we asked how they felt about their son marking 400 days in prison.
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>> complete sense of disbelief. and yet here it is as you say. 400 days. it's a very sad reality. >> you have come back from spending two months visiting peter on several occasions how is he coping now. >> he's a very strong person. he is very pliable. i keep saying the word and coping with these awful situation. you've got to be when you are a correspondent. this is another one of those. peter is dealing with it as you know, as best he can, thinking of all sorts of possibilities of what he mite get to do to help his situation. i mean he has bad days. no doubt about that. but he pulls himself and, you know, he talks to us about it in
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the last time we were there, saying that when he does have a bad day, he knows and tells himself that the next day will be good and it always is. the day is coming up even if he has a bad day. >> and what can you tell us about any diplomatic efforts to get peter out of gaol and back home to australia? >> i don't think it's an exaggeration to say that we are looking into a dark void. at the same time, we feel that we are doing everything we can to get peter back home. we do know that quite in climentic activity -- diplomatic activity we know the representation from other governments are made on peter's behalf.
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so it is as if we are treading water and hoping for the best. in its own strange way, there appears to be little movements and little traction. and that of course hasn't helped the stress levels. >> thousands of people have demanded free elections to choose the territories leadership. it's the largest rally of more than two months. police cleared the protest camps. al jazeera is in hong kong. >> organizers had around 250,000 people. it would be between 5,000 and 10,000 people. they started the rally here behind me. they have left this point.
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they indicated that it's the first rally for 2016. so far political discussions with the government failed. they will hold a march. they will join the rally. what they hope is the pro-democracy movement in hong dong. kong. they'll find common ground. beijing said they will have public elections in 2016 but they'll appoint the candidates. that upset a large group of people in hong kong. the next step will see whether the discussions in the next few weeks with the government. whether or not they find ways to
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move the pro-democracy movement. >> pro-russian separatists are blaming each other for the collapse of peace talks. sides were trying to agree on a ceasefire. fighting complicated the negotiations. charles stratford reports. >> reporter: the urgency of the talks were noted. quickly they ramped up. each side accusing the other, making impossible demands. a plan for a ceasefire looks as far away as ever. the negotiator for the rebels said the forces must hold their fire first. >> you should stop at the heads of the self-proclaimed don esque public. they are fully deal with this. >> the fighting continues between government forces and what seems well-org enoughed fighters calling themselves the army of the donetsk people's
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republic. there are civilian casualties on both sides. ukrainian defense minister brought in troops. they denied a claim. russia denies assisting with weapons. >> we have a number of russian prisoners of war. the russian federation while sending in troops every day. getting military hardware into ukranian territory is saying that there is no russian federation there. this is innicism of the highest degree. >> as the talks broke down relatives that passed donetsk which saw the heavy fighting have been without running water. many places have been destroyed. another fail attempt at a truce, and fighting reintensifies. fear on both sides of the
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conflict grows by the day. a suspected u.n. air strike killed three al qaeda fighters in southern yemen. the trike targeted the desert town of al-sayeed. they struck in the east killing fighters and a child. zimbabwe's president shrugged off concerns that his chair for the african union will harm relations with the guest. robert mugabe said on friday that it's not his business what the west says and does. the 90-year-old is subject to travel bans by the united states and union. the bans put into place after accusations that his ruling party used violence and intimidation to win elections. >> punjab is hoping to use and
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raise money for their olympic team. >> reporter: this female travelled 100km from her home town to compete in what is known as india's rural olympics. this is a big deal. preparing for the 400m sprint. >> translation: this is part of my training for an upcoming national event. crucial to part of the national team. they win a medal for india. >> competition is tough. they want to impress the coaches who over the years fostered dozens of olympians on the track. >> translation: podium winners are nationally recognised athletes. one participate won a medal but couldn't train here.
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this competition is not just a small event, it's a national meet of the highest standard. >> not every ech is serious business. beating the competition brings the participants reward. >> for 79 years, this brought athletic talent to india's attention. it's not just about launching a career in sport, but a remind are of traditions that unite people across the region. >> since 1933 people have been coming to sheer and compete in main stream sport and traditional fiats of strength. >> punjabies are sports people. they keep fit. they walk or run. many live in villages where they have to do a lot of physical work. they have fostered sporting
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traditions. >> reporter: it's not the podium finish you want second, but one that can be lived with. the journey towards the dream is a victory itself. >> finally more than 100 fossils have been discovered that could be the remains of an unknown species, unearth in an area where dinosaurs of made. from the western argentina - daniel schweimler explains. >> reporter: this is the value, haunting. remains have been discovered here including one of the oldest so far, a 228-year-old
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article. this was the bed of a cradle of life. it is revealed in fossil form, some secrets. it holds many more. >> the same paleontologists that found raptor unearthed 113 fossils of unknown species. that's smaller. none more than a september meter long but no less important than a dinosaur find. >> translation: they are all unknown. they have names, they related to known species. they are cousins with something in common. >> the researchers believe the remains were brought to this
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site as some kind of animal cemetery. >> it may be barren. this place was teaming with life. it's on the earth beneath my feet. they hope to find the answers, the secrets of life themselves. this doctor and his team have defined the relationship between different plants and the environment at a time before the dinosaurs dominated. >> translation: finding species motivates us. it helps to uncover a new site. this is the tip. the hard work starts now. >> it's so laborious. it promises to reveal information about one tiny but
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